Imbube Creative Writing Competition

Encouraging a new generation of world class African writers.

October 28th 2017


The Imbube 2017 Creative Writing Competition is ongoing for young African writers 35 years of age and under.
Submitted stories are between 2000 and 5000 words. Entries for this year has closed but you can vote for your favourite contestant by clicking the “Vote“ button besides each entry. There will be four winners (one in each category). See the Prizes tab for the details.
PS: You can vote up to FOUR (4) times everyday for any four entries. Voting closes on the 24th of October.

Contest Ended

Total votes for the Contest “Imbubé 2017 Creative Writing Competition” : 23410



  • All entries must be original works of authors and be no more than 5000 words submitted online here
  • Authors can submit only one entry per listed categories/topical issue can submit a sci-fi short story on “The Future of Africa” & a nonfiction story about a “Human Rights” struggle.
  • Winners will be selected based on aggregation of Public Voting & Judges points


  • The Imbube award lion statuette + N200k Cash prize.
  • Goody-bag prizes in tandem with sponsors
  • Global exposure in tandem with media partners.
  • 3months workspace at LeadSpace  + 1yr Pro-Seller NerveFlo subscription.
  • Feature in the Imbube2017 ShortStories Collection eBook.